Two rapes in one day at Troy Mobile Home Park | Crime
TROY, AL (WSFA) - Authorities are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for two rapes on the same night at a Troy Mobile Home Park.
According to Troy PD, authorities were notified Saturday night of a second rape that allegedly occurred at the Hunters Mountain Mobile Home Park on Monday night, March 26.
The victim, who was in the hospital at the time, advised that she was attacked by a male at her residence between 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 26. The first rape was reported in the same area, on the same day, earlier that afternoon.
Police continue to investigate both cases and urge the public to come forward with any information they may have about these crimes or similar crimes.
The City of Troy has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator or perpetrators in these crimes.
Police are asking anyone who lives in Hunters Mountain or was visiting around that time to contact them at 566-0500 or the Secret Witness Line at 566-5555 if they remember seeing the suspect described as a 40 to 50-year-old black male, 6' to 6'1" in height, weighing approximately 250 pounds with a "low" haircut. He was last seen wearing a dark blue shirt and loose fitting black or blue jeans. This was the suspect description for the rape that occurred at 3:30 p.m.
Due to this case still being under investigation, no specific information is being released at this time.
A third incident - an armed robbery - is also under investigation at this time. According to police, a Troy student reported a robbery that took place at 1:21 a.m. Sunday, April 1. The student was confronted by a suspect on University Avenue next to the Math and Science Complex. The student was not injured.
A Town Hall meeting has been scheduled for 4:30 p.m. today at Troy University regarding these crimes.
Email text to students, faculty and staff:
April 2, 2012
To Troy University students, faculty and staff:
Troy City and University Police are investigating three incidents reported over the last seven days involving current or former Troy University students and in light of these incidents University officials are taking steps to increase on-campus security.
In addition, the Troy University Office of Student Services urges all students, whether living on campus or off campus, to take extra steps to ensure their personal safety. A town hall meeting to discuss these incidents and steps students, faculty or staff can take to ensure their personal safety, is scheduled for today, Monday, April 2, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Sartain Hall. This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.
The first two incidents, both reported as sexual assaults, occurred off campus at Hunter’s Mountain Mobile Home Park on March 26, 2012. The first incident was reported at approximately 11 p.m. on March 26; the second incident was reported to Troy City Police on Saturday. Troy City Police continue to investigate these incidents. University Police and student services personnel are assisting in both investigations. The Troy City Police has increased patrols at Hunter’s Mountain while the investigation continues.
The third incident is an armed robbery of a Troy University student that took place at 1:21 a.m. Sunday, April 1. The student was confronted on University Avenue next to the Math and Science Complex. The student was not injured in the incident. The investigation of this incident continues by University Police. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident should call 670-3215 during the day and 670-1999 after hours.
The University is adding additional uniformed officers on campus, beginning this week in order to beef up campus security. In addition, Chancellor Hawkins has approved a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects in the assault cases.
University officials will meet today with Troy City Police to discuss further steps that will be taken to address these incidents. Troy University has a long-standing reputation as one of the safest campuses in the nation and we will take all responsible measures to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff.